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CALLING ALL ELDERS AND ELDERS TO BE!

 Conference Program now available here 

To register for the conference, click here

Calling all elders who aspire to be on a Sage-ing journey and those who serve them to come together at the Sage-ing International 2018 Global Conference:  Elder Voices Transforming the World: Our Stories in Action,  October 25-28, to stand for the well-being of the future. There will be keynote speakers, presentations, workshops, rituals, interactive sessions, fireside chats, walks in nature, music and dance. Engaging elders from a wide spectrum of cultures and traditions will inspire and unify us as we create greater good for our world. Start imagining how to call on stories from the past, live fully into an insightful present, and activate a transformative new narrative. For more information on the conference, click here.  To register for the conference, click here.


SAGE-ING IS A NEW WAY OF AGING

Sage-ing is looking at life in a new way as we grow older, a spiritual practice that involves harvesting the wisdom of our lives, transmitting that wisdom as a legacy to future generations and giving back through service. Learn more hereSage-ing International (SI) offers workshopswebinarsWisdom Circles and Sage-ing Chapters as well as online resources and conferences.

OUR MISSION

Sage-ing International is committed to transforming the current paradigm of  aging to “sage-ing”  through  learning, community building and service.

With a confidence born from harvesting life experience and with a humility that sees service as the natural result of continued inner growth, we find ways to serve every day. This generosity of spirit elicits joy in human relations, while positively benefiting the communities and cultures we serve.

WHAT WE DO

  1. We embrace new paradigms for aging to realize our potential.
  2. We recall important people and events and how they have shaped us.
  3. We harvest the wisdom learned through life’s triumphs and challenges.
  4. We find solace in forgiving others and ourselves
  5. We make peace with death, taking spiritual and practical steps
  6. We create a legacy through service, mentoring and activism


 June 23, US Capitol

We were there with elders and youngsters standing with future generations and raising our moral voices  It capped off #40DaysOfAction!

On MORAL MONDAYS from May 14 to June 18 in 40 state Capitols we broke the silence about our nation’s uncaring war on the poor and we heard stories to help us understand the systemic nature of poverty, racism, militarism and ecological devastation in our nation. Some participated in non-violent civil disobedience.

As elders, we believe that we must care for all members of our human family, especially those who are going through difficult times, and that we must also reclaim the moral narrative of this country to reflect our values as a caring people in a welcoming nation. We were there in Washington, DC along with thousands of others in a massive rally to launch a fusion movement speaking for WE THE PEOPLE

Now the real “spiritual elder activism” work begins anew in every community, every state to raise our moral voices honoring the cries of the prophets, Elders and activists throughout the ages to stand up for justice, righteousness and the dignity of all.  The call is for our active participation in the ‘Network of Mutuality’ as peace-makers and justice-builders. Link to Pat Hoertdoerfer’s thought provoking and inspiring article in CEN’s Turning Point Journal is here.  


RESOLUTION ENDORSING STUDENTS’ ACTIVISM

The recommendation from Sage-ing International’s Service Committee, in partnership with the  Conscious Elders Network (CEN),  has been endorsed by Sage-ing International’s Coordinating Circle  (our board). We stand in solidarity with the surviving students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, their families and people of good will across this country who are demanding an end to the legislative paralysis that prevents common sense gun control from being enacted in this country. Read the resolution here.


FEATURING HONORED SAGES

To honor leaders  in the field of conscious aging, Sage-ing International has created a “Council of Honored Sages,” well-known professionals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in consscious aging.  Meet the Council of Honored Sages here. Every few months we will introduce another Honored Sage.

Rick Moody 

Rick MoodyRick Moody, a member of our Council of Honored Sages, has become a feature at our Conferences and on our working committees.  He has been a valued adviser to our Development and Outreach Committees, contributing his wisdom from years of experience serving various non-profits.  He has been a wise and funny contributor at our biennial Conferences, most recently entertaining us with his “Rick and Connie Show” in Colorado in 2016.  Always pleasant, always energetic and always with a valuable opinion and a suggestion, he has helped SI for many years as we strive to grow our organization and our influence on those in the second half of life. Learn more aboutRick’s  encore career, his legacy work of advancing the legacy of institutions that need sustainability here


Meet Reb Zalman

Listen to  Reb Zalman and learn about Sage-ing and Conscious Aging principles.


Connie Goldman Scholarship Program

Connie, a member of our Council of Honored Sages, has contributed to Sage-ing International in so many ways.Now we want to help Connie celebrate her many years of life experience by creating the Connie Goldman Scholarship Endowment Fund to honor her many contributions to the fields of positive and conscious aging.  

To learn more about the Connie Goldman Scholarship Endowment Program click here. To make a contribution to the Connie Goldman Scholarship Endowment Fund click here

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Read our monthly Bulletin” for upcoming education programs here.

Read our quarterly newsletter “The Communicator” here.


Visit our Brazilian chapter and Portuguese translated pages here.


Thriving in the Third Act Summit

Are you ready to flourish in your next act? Are you passionate about filling your true purpose? Ready to share your wisdom and lived experience… especially at a time when our world so desperately needs it? Find more information about this FREE Shift Network event and register HERE.

Blogs and Podcasts of Interest

Check out these resources by SI conference workshop presenters:

Articles by Connie Zweig here.

Podcasts featuring interviews by Sally Fox here. Podcasts 1, 2 and 3 are conference presenters!


“Awakening the Sage Within”(ASW) workshops coming your way!

ASWs introduce Sage-ing core topics including myths and fears of aging, life review and repair, forgiveness, facing mortality, leaving a legacy, mentoring  and service in interactive  workshops.

Tacoma, Washington – August 18, 2018. Marilyn Loy Every, DMin, CSL, author of several books on the inner sage, brings her rich experience in spiritual direction, affirmative aging guidance and life visioning to facilitate this day long event at Catherine Place.  Register HERE.

Minneapolis, Minnesota – September 15, 2018.  Karen West, MA, CSL, a lifelong educator and seeker, found her post-retirement passion in Sage-ing and conscious aging and will present this ASW at Compassionate Ocean Zen Center. Register HERE.

South Salem, New York – September 23, 30 & October 7, 2018. Jerome Kerner, CSL, Co-chair of Sage-ing International, facilitates an introductory Sage-ing series on three Sundays. Register HERE.


Spirituality in Practice E-Course: The Spiritual Legacy of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

November 5 – 30, 2018. Sage-ing® International in co-sponsorship with Spirituality & Practice present an e-course on the life and teachings of this remarkable spiritual leader. Rabbis Victor and Nadya Gross, co-authors and facilitators, convey their intimate knowledge of Reb Zalman, his wisdom and his contribution to the world. They are co-directors with Rabbi Shaya Isenberg, Bahira Sugarman and Lynne Iser of the Sage-ing Legacy Program, a project of Yerusha, an organization dedicated to carrying Reb Zalman’s legacy into the future. Registration coming soon.


Find a Certified Sage-ing Leader (CSL) near you!

Sage-ing International has highly qualified CSLs around the country available to offer workshops and retreats from one day, weekend and multi-week highly interactive Sage-ing sessions as well as Wisdom Circles. Click here to learn more.


Service Committee Blogs

Awakening to Action:  Finding & Following Our Call to Service by Stan Paine

Where do our passions—those causes we care most deeply about—come from?  How does the seed of the cause become planted in our soul?    Read more here. . .


Amazon Smile supports SI

If you shop through Amazon you can make your purchases through Amazon Smile which in turn gives a percentage of your purchases back to our organization at no additional cost to you. Simply go here and select Sage-ing International as your charity and then make future purchases through Amazon Smile. Thank you.

Upcoming SI Webinars, Workshops & Retreats

Sage-ing Webinars

Spring-Summer Webinar Series: “Elders Transforming the World.” Our upcoming Conference keynote speakers introduce themselves in a series of webinars from now to October. Enjoy a taste of the energy you will find at the Sage-ing International 2018 Global Conference, October 2018.

Thursday – September 13, 2018. Barry Barkan and a panel focus on the challenge of changing the paradigm for aging. “Transforming Aging, Transforming Culture: Viewed from the October Years” is his theme. Barry has 40 years’ experience co-founding the Elders Guild and re-imaging the culture of nursing homes and senior living communities globally. For more information and to register, click…HERE.

Spirituality & Practice E-Course: The Spiritual Legacy of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

November 5 – 30, 2018. Sage-ing® International in co-sponsorship with Spirituality & Practice present an e-course on the life and teachings of this remarkable spiritual leader. Rabbis Victor and Nadya Gross, co-authors and facilitators, convey their intimate knowledge of Reb Zalman, his wisdom and his contribution to the world. They are co-directors with Rabbi Shaya Isenberg, Bahira Sugarman and Lynne Iser of the Sage-ing Legacy Program, a project of Yerusha, an organization dedicated to carrying Reb Zalman’s legacy into the future. Registration coming soon.

Awakening the Sage Within (ASW)

Tacoma, Washington – August 18, 2018. Marilyn Loy Every, DMin, CSL author of several books on the inner sage, brings her rich experience in spiritual direction, affirmative aging guidance and life visioning to facilitate this day long event at Catherine Place. Space is limited, prompt registration is advised. For more information and registration, click…HERE

Minneapolis, Minnesota – September 15, 2018.Karen West, MA, CSL a lifelong educator and seeker, found her post-retirement passion in Sage-ing and conscious aging. She offers this event at the Compassionate Ocean Zen Center. Find more information and register here.

South Salem, New York, September 23, 30 & October 7, 2018. Jerome Kerner, CSL, Co-chair of Sage-ing International facilitates an introductory Sage-ing series on three Sundays. As an architect for over fifty years, Jerome learned to see and honor the uniqueness in each place and person. Now an octogenarian, he loves sharing the purpose, passion and meaning he has discovered through Sage-ing work. For more information and to register, clickHERE.

New York, New York – October 21 , 2018. Deborah Briggs, CSL a skilled corporate consultant finds her passion helping others to discover, celebrate and use their gifts. She will facilitate this ASW event in New York City at the 92nd St.Y . Space is limited, prompt registration is advised. For more information and registration, click…HERE

Learn about Sage-ing

LEARN MORE about Sage-ing principles and practices, or PARTICIPATE in one of our educational programs.

Connect

Conscious Age-ing is about networking with other Elders. Join or create a local WISDOM CIRCLE.

Conscious Age-ing is about giving back, providing service, mentoring. SEE what Sages in Service are doing.

Is Sage-ing for You?

Are you in the second half of life and wondering what to do next? Have you just retired, have you recently become an empty-nester or has some other life transition left you wondering “what’s next?” Sage-ing may be your answer!

Sage-ing engages curiosity, community, commitment and connections and encourages us to enrich ourselves and our world through serving a cause, contacting a friend, reading a good book, attending a class, or enjoying the beauty and wonder of nature.

Embracing a sage-ing way of life may be the most important thing you do for yourself (and for others in your life) this year.

Here we share wisdom and inspiring stories from the Sage-ing International community, as well as from other partners in the rich collective of the conscious aging field. We aspire to bring you changing content of interest that keeps you coming back for more!

Qualities of Sages in Service

With a confidence born from harvesting life experience and a humility that sees service as the natural result of continued inner growth, we find ways to serve everyday. This generosity of spirit elicits joy in human relations while positively benefiting the communities and cultures we serve. More about these here

  • Deep Listening
  • Compassion
  • Joyfulness
  • Peacefulness
  • Open Communication
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity
  • Reverence for Life
  • Respect

Another SI Service Committtee blog:

Becoming An Elder-Activist: My Kitchen Table Transformation by Lynne Iser

My life changed at an unexpected moment eight years ago. My youngest daughter was 16, lingering in the kitchen as I sautéed onions and mushrooms for dinner. She was reading the newspaper and suddenly turned to me in tears and said, “I wish I grew up in the 1960s.” Read more here. . .

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